Troubling issues in the New York Times

TROUBLING ISSUES IN THE NEW YORK TIMES 4

Troublingissues in the New York Times

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Thecorporate worldis alwaysstrivingto achievegenderequityin their managementboards.In somebusinessenvironments,there is a provisionoutliningtherequiredtheproportionof mento womenin all therepresentativepositions.Somebusinessescustomize thelawsto suittheir localinternalpoliciesof bestpractice.An articledubbed,“Female boardmanagersare goodforbusiness,”authored by Brade Stellings in theNew York Times raisedtheemotionsof differentbusinessanalysts.

Accordingto her, corporate boardsshould havea biggernumberof womencomparedto men.Itis surprisingthatmostwomen-headed boardshaveprovedmoreproductivein termsof creatinga favorableenvironmentthat is morehomelythan whatamancan provide.Thearticlegoeson to heappraisesto thesuccessof female-headed firms whosereturnon salesis attributable to effortsputby thewoman(Stelling, 2015).

Accordingto thepieceof work,itis interestingto findemployeefriendlyenvironmentbeingassociatedwith thehomelyapproachto managementthatmostwomenare likelyto use(Stelling, 2015). Thenotionthatthemotherlycareandlovethat womenprovidefortheir childrenbeingtransferredto theworkplace is alsointriguing.

However,itis troubling to notethatmostof thecorporate boardsin theworldhavea biggernumberof malescomparedto thewomen.Streamlining thelawthat callsformorewomenthan menwill disruptthenormalrunning of businessesbecausemostof their extractionwill be without thebusiness.Ittranslatesto a situationof sidelining qualifiedmenin favorof womenwhomight harborevenlessexperience.Itis alsotroubling to indirectlylinkmalemanagersto poorbusinesspracticeswhenitcomesto thewelfareof theemployees.

Thesecondarticlelaysemphasison theroleof themediain promotingtheuseof consumerdrugsthrough advertising.An articleappearingin theNew York, “consumerdrugadvertisingshould be banned,authored by Kurt Stange, criticizesthemediaformisleadingpeopleby givingthem lessdetailedinformationabout thedrugstheyuse.

Companiesspendfortunesin advertisingthedifferentbrandsof medicinemeantto curevariousailments.However,theinformationprovidedin theadvertisementsis shallowenoughto misleadusers on thedosage. Itis surprisingthatincreasedadverting is not in anywayattributable to improvedhealthstandardsof anypopulation(Stange, 2013).

Interestingly,themedia orchestratesadvertisementschargedwith emotionalandinflatedoutcomesof certaindrugsto wina largenumberof consumers.Thepromotionreducesthechanceof consumersto consulta clinician ora pharmaciston thebesttreatmentfortheir ailment.Themedia turnsout to be themajorconsultantforlightailments.Thetendencyof makingvisitsto thecounterforself-prescribed drugsis on theincrease.Accordingto theauthor,consumermedicineadvertisingshould not accompanythepromotionof otherhouseholditems(Stange, 2013).

Thetendencyof themediato givea shotgun of prescriptionforthedrugswithout anyspecificinformationis troubling. The generalityof theinformationis not fitforhumanmedicinebearingin mindtherisksassociatedwith themisleading informationaccompanyingtheuseof drugs.Itis alsoa deepconcerningthatmostadvertisingcampaignsaimat wooingtheconsumerby employingemotionalappeals(Stange, 2013). Somepharmaceutical companiesare at loggerheads with thelegalbarriersbecausetheyalsoneedincreasedsales.Itis, therefore,difficultto satisfytheinterestsof thepublicandthedrugmanufacturingcompanies.

References

Stange,K. (2013). Consumer drug advertising should be banned. TheNew York Times.Retrieved fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/12/15/is-the-drug-industry-developing-cures-or-hyping-up-demand/consumer-drug-advertising-should-be-banned

Stelling,B. (2015, April 1). Female board members are good for business. TheNew York Times.Retrieved fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/04/01/the-effect-of-women-on-corporate-boards/female-board-members-are-good-for-business